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Definitions of pig

  1. ( informal) uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  2. birth; of sows
  3. domestic swine
  4. a person regarded as greedy and pig- like
  5. live like a pig, in squalor
  6. a crude block of metal ( lead or iron) poured from a smelting furnace
  7. mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
  8. a coarse obnoxious person
  9. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
  10. give birth; " sows farrow"
  11. eat greedily; " he devoured three sandwiches"
  12. A piggin.
  13. The young of swine, male or female; also, any swine; a hog.
  14. Any wild species of the genus Sus and related genera.
  15. An oblong mass of cast iron, lead, or other metal. See Mine pig, under Mine.
  16. One who is hoggish; a greedy person.
  17. To bring forth ( pigs); to bring forth in the manner of pigs; to farrow.
  18. To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  19. Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout- bodied, short- legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail.
  20. A domestic animal of the hog kind, fattened for its meat; a swine, especially a young one; colloquially, a greedy or selfish person; an oblong mass of unforged metal, as of iron, formed by running into molds when melted.
  21. To bring forth swine.
  22. Piggish.
  23. Piggishness.
  24. A young swine: an oblong mass of unforged metal, as first extracted from the ore, so called because it is made to flow when melted in channels called pigs, branching from a main channel called the sow.
  25. To bring forth pigs: to live together like pigs:- pr. p. pigging; pa. t. and pa. p. pigged.
  26. A young swine; mass of cast metal.
  27. To bring forth pigs; huddle together as pigs.
  28. To litter, as pigs.
  29. A hog or hog like animal, especially when young.
  30. An oblong mass of cast metal.
  31. A young swine; a swine; an oblong mass of unforged iron, lead, or other metal.
  32. To bring forth pigs, or like pigs; to lie together like pigs.
  33. The young of the sow kind; a name applied generally to swine; one of the oblong masses of cast- iron as first extracted from the ore, and run from the smelting- furnace into rough moulds made amongst a bed of sandthe larger oblong masses being called sows.
  34. To farrow or bring forth pigs; to herd or live together like pigs.
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Usage examples for pig

  1. But she paused when she saw Pape hand a yellow pig- skin card- case to the officer. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  2. The whole thing could have been over in fifteen minutes, but the piqueurs, with great skill, managed to make a whole morning's amusement out of it, and it was noon before the joyous hallili of the huntsman's horn proclaimed that the wild pig was dead. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  3. And, don't you think, he has brought an audacious pig with him. – The Life and Adventures of Maj. Roger Sherman Potter by "Pheleg Van Trusedale" A pseudonym for Francis Colburn Adams
  4. But the children could think of nothing else but the little pig Isak had brought with him. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  5. As it passed, Brian flung his spear, and it pierced the chest of the pig and brought it down. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  6. The other was " all same pig." – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  7. The man looked like a pig. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
  8. Well, yuh pig- headed sons o' misery, go on an' die, then! – The Free Range by Francis William Sullivan
  9. Iron Hair is a pig. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  10. I am a pig, and I behaved as much, and you're a duchess and a queen, and I can't imagine how you put up with me at all. – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Taking it for a pig of some sort, I fired, when it ran out and dropped dead, its place being immediately supplied by another. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. Take off the head while at the fire, take out the brains and chop them, mix them with the gravy that comes from the pig, and add a little melted butter. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  13. Of that pig, more later! – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  14. Was it that little pig? – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  15. Your father's rich, and don't keep a pig! – Little Grandfather by Sophie May
  16. You nebber see a pig come on de quarter- deck, nudder. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. Did you think I was going to turn my waggons, and trek back at your bidding, or at any man's bidding, because if so you got hold of the wrong pig by the ear, that's all. – A Frontier Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  18. We at first thought he was angry with the king for giving us so many, especially as he took the little pig away with him. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  19. The people watched it intently, for they had never seen a pig before, big or little. – Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum.
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